Update as of 3/17/2020: PALM SUNDAY MASS has been canceled
On April 5, 2020 (3:00 PM), there will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form for Palm Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002). The Blessing of Palms and Procession will take place before mass. Click here for details on the COVID-19 guidelines set by the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
On March 14, 2020 (9AM), the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered for the Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent, at the Church of the Nativity (210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA). Everyone is invited!
There’s quite a bit of Ash Wednesday Masses in the Extraordinary Form that’s available today and they are all over the San Francisco Bay Area. The following is a compiled list of confirmed parishes and their respective mass times:
[UPDATE: a Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form, with blessing and distribution of ashes at St. Margaret Mary in Oakland, CA, will be celebrated at 6:00 PM ONLY, there is no 12:15 Low Mass, but a OF Mass]
Archdiocese of San Francisco
Immaculate Heart of Mary 5:00 PM 1040 Alameda de las Pulgas Belmont, CA 94002
Star of the Sea Church 6:00 PM 4420 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94118
Most Holy Rosary Chapel 12:15 PM One Vincent Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
Mater Dolorosa Church 12:00 PM 307 Willow Ave. South San Francisco, CA 94080
Diocese of Santa Rosa
St. Eugene’s Cathedral 5:30 PM 2323 Montgomery Dr. Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Diocese of Oakland
St. Margaret Mary 6:00 PM (High Mass) 1219 Excelsior Ave Oakland, CA 94610
Immaculate Heart of Mary 5:00 PM 500 Fairview Ave. Brentwood, CA 94513
Diocese of San Jose
Immaculate Heart of Mary Oratory 12:00 PM (Low Mass), 5:45 PM (Low Mass) Five Wounds Portuguese National Church (ICKSP) 1375 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95116
Diocese of Sacramento
St. Stephen the First Martyr (*FSSP) 7:00 AM, 12:15 PM, 7:00 PM 5461 44th St., Sacramento CA 95820
Diocese of Stockton
St. Joseph Church 2:00 PM 1813 Oakdale Road Modesto, CA, 95355
Diocese of Monterey
Sacred Heart Church (* IBP) 5:00 PM 680 College Street Hollister, CA
Diocese of Fresno
Holy Cross Chaplaincy (* FSSP) 10:00 AM St. Anthony of Padua Church 5770 N. MAROA AVE. FRESNO, CA 93704
This year’s Latin Mass Conference will take place on February 22 and 23, 2020, at the Monterey Tides Hotel (Monterey, CA). Speakers this year include Father Anthony J. Mastroeni, who teaches theology and directs the chaplaincy at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia; Father Joseph Illo, Pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, California; and Christopher Ferrara, Esquire, President American Catholic Lawyers Association. The conference will have the Traditional Latin Mass offered on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Click here to download the PDF flyer or browse on the conference website here. Invite friends and family!
On February 8, 2020 (9AM), the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be offered for the Feast of Saint John of Matha (Founder, Order of the Most Holy Trinity), at the Church of the Nativity (210 Oak Grove Ave., Menlo Park, CA). Everyone is invited!
Everyone is invited as we celebrate the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary or “Candlemas” with a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form and blessing / distribution of Candles, that would take place on February 2, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (10040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002). Feel free to bring your own candles for home devotion for the blessing.
Photo: 2019 Solemn High Mass at the Shrine of St. Francis after the Walk
There are at least 2 Traditional Latin Masses scheduled at the vicinity of this weekend’s Walk for Life in San Francisco:
1) Sung Traditional Latin Mass preceding the West Coast Walk for Life, 10:00 am, Saturday, January 25th at the Carmelite Monastery of Cristo Rey. The church is located at 721 Parker Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118.
2) National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, 610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA at 6:00PM. After the Walk, a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be celebrated by the recently ordained (2019) Fr. Michael Rocha, with Fr. Francisco Nahoe, OFM, serving as homilist. Music will be provided by the schola cantorum under the direction of Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford University.
Photo: 2019 Info Faire booth with Canon Meney
The California Apostolates of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (Oakland and San Jose) will have a booth at the Info Faire from 11:00AM to 12:30PM at the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. Please feel free to stop by and say hello! At 12:00 PM, the Institute apostolate faithful will gather with Canons Ueda and Wiener by the 3rd flagpole on the right, facing City Hall. The walk starts at 1:30PM. We start walking from Civic Center Plaza down Market Street to Embarcadero Plaza. The entire Institute contingent will walk together under the Institute banner, and then pose for a group photo at the end of the Walk.
Just a reminder about two important Christmastide feasts for this week, starting off with the Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus tomorrow (January 5) and the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (January 6). Our regular EF Mass for the first Sunday of the month (tomorrow – January 5, 2020) will take place at 5:00 PM at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1040 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA). On Monday (January 6, 2020), a Sung High Mass for Epiphany will be celebrated at 6:30 PM. The solemn blessing of Epiphany water and chalk will then take place after mass. Be sure to bring water to be blessed! The water that is blessed here is accompanied by exorcism prayers along with the litany of the saints, making it quite powerful! It is highly recommended that a gallon bottle container (rather than on a normal-size bottled water) be brought in.
We wish to inform our readers that due to a conflict in the parish schedule, the monthly TLM at the Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park, CA (Second Saturday of the Month at 9AM) will be canceled for January 11, 2020. The next EF Mass will be on February 8. Please mark your calendars and invite your friends!
Our schedule of masses for Christmastide at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Belmont has now been fixed, which covers the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord (1/1/2020 – 12:30PM), Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus (1/5/2020 – 5:00 PM), Solemnity of the Epiphany (1/6/2020 – 6:30 PM) and Presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ / Candlemas (2/2/2020 – 4:00 PM).
Starting February 2, 2020, all our Sunday Extraordinary Form Masses will now be on a new time slot (4:00 PM). We are also pleased to announce that starting on March 1st – The First Sunday of Lent, the Mass in the Extraordinary Form will now be celebrated EVERY Sunday (4:00 PM)! Please help spread the word!